Immortals is a new entry in the world of Dota 2, but the squad already qualified for their first LAN event: PGL Open Bucharest.
Immortals signed the former members of TI6-MVP Phoenix only ten days ago.
Recently their CEO Noah Whinston held an AMA on Reddit explaining the goals of the organization. You can read our summary here.
The squad played in the North American qualifiers, getting a solid 2-1 score in the Group B. In the semifinals they defeated the TI7 participants Digital Chaos, and in the grand finals Immortals triumphed 2 to 1 against ppd’s stack, The Dire.
Immortals vs The Dire Bo3 recap
The first game was a complete victory for The Dire, that preserved the gold lead at any stage of the game. A free-farmed Per Anders Olsson "Pajkatt" Lille on Chaos Knight became an uncontrollable force in the late game. He ended the match with a 18-4-8 score and a total of 22k damage inflicted.
Things reverted in the second match. During most of the early and mid game only a few ganks took place on the map.
Both teams had the space to farm their carries, but Immortals net worth flourished as they had a better execution in teamfights, and ended with almost a 15k advantage.
Kim "QO" Seon-yeop’s Phantom Assassin was six-slotted and killed 13 opponents. Pyo "MP" No-a is, in the mid lane with Faceless Void, never died during the match: he bought a Shadow Blade to boost his survivability and his chances to land a good Chronosphere.
A Black King Bar on both cores was a mandatory choice to defend themselves from Earthshaker, Anti-Mage, but also Clockwerk’s Battery Assault.
In the third and final fight, QO and MP completely crushed the opponents. An unusual Puck plus Dazzle combo in the safe lane had the upper hand against Bloodseeker, who died 7 times in the first 15 minutes.
Kim "Febby" Yong-min on Spirit Breaker was a decisive factor for the victory. He got 40 assists as he continued charging in every lane helping his teammates.
The game ended in 35 minutes with a 30k net worth advantage, and with the two cores of Immortals with more than 15 kills each.
PGL Open Bucharest will take place on October 19th, and as a Minor will feature a $300,000 prize pool. Seven teams have been already determined, while Team Secret and mousesports will battle for the final spot in the EU qualifiers on September 25th.
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